Showing posts with label WWII. Show all posts
Showing posts with label WWII. Show all posts

Lawrence J. McQuillan: Cutting Government Down To Size

#1 reason to elect Rand Paul.   The GOP debates so far have shown that the Republican presidential candidates are far from united on how best to boost the economy. Tax and regulatory reform are critical. But as a first step they should consider following the path Democrats took immediately after World War II: shrink the government. During  ... MORE

French Make U.S. Look Like WWII France

by Barry Farber.   Our schools laid great stress on sportsmanship and fair play. It’s possible I took those lessons to a ridiculous extreme. When I was still in short pants and speaking soprano I was a bit of a World War II prodigy. There was actually a time you could have given me a huge map of the world and any date from the beginning of the war to the     ... MORE

Thomas Sowell: 2014 - A Year Of Anniversaries

2014 has been a year of anniversaries.        It was the 100th anniversary of the beginning of the First World War — a war which many at the time saw as madness, and predicted that it would be the harbinger of a Second World War a generation later. 2014 was also the 70th anniversary of the fateful landing at Normandy that marked the beginning of  ... MORE

Ed Krayewski: World’s Gone Right

Don't believe the hype.      Islamist extremists on the loose in the Middle East, drug cartels running wild south of the border, Ebola, nuclear proliferation, ubiquitous surveillance, climate disasters, beheadings. It's easy to imagine things are worse than they have been in a long time. We don't have the benefit of hindsight, yet we can take a step back  ... MORE

Federal Agencies Just Doing Whatever They Want Now

by Lucy Steigerwald. On October 26, The New York Times published an article on the close ties between the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) and ex-Nazis after World War II. This wasn’t news, except for the fact that there were more Nazis poached by the CIA and other intelligence services, then brought to the US, and protected from      ... MORE

Thomas Sowell: Who Wants War?

Barack Obama's dangerous illusion.     Some pundits are saying that President Obama has been floundering in his response to the ISIS crisis because public opinion polls show most Americans don't want another war. In all my 84 years, I cannot recall a time when most Americans wanted war. That is something we should be proud of. ... MORE

Barry Farber: When Strong Words Came With Strong Deeds

"Don't break your toothpick."     Water power gets all the credit, but word power does the same kind of job. Water can unleash the forces of nature. Words can unleash the forces of human nature. Freedom-lovers from Minneapolis to Manila found energy and a stiffer backbone when, after the Japanese conquered the Philippine Islands, Gen.   ... MORE

Barry Farber: Little Boy, Big Flash

In praise of the life-saving bomb.     A recent study revealed that over 98 percent of 3-year-olds believe the reason there’s glass on television sets is to keep the people from falling out! Is there a comparably grotesque absurdity among grown-ups? The answer is Yes, and it comes to mind every August when the anniversary of the      ... MORE

Barry Farber: Is Detroit A Foreshadow Of America?

A wake up call or the beginning of the end?      Be glad that symbolism is important. Be glad up to a point. Then quit! Symbolism can ennoble. Symbolism can also kill. Did the Japanese attack Pearl Harbor in 1941 to destroy the “symbolism” of this new American world power? I don’t think so. I was the twerpiest of all possible pre-juvenile    ... MORE

Barry Farber: Is This America, Or The Losers' Lounge?

A much needed pep talk. Rush Limbaugh says he’s ashamed to be an American. Glenn Beck says it’s time to surrender. Neal Boortz entitles his book summing up 42 years of talk-radio stardom “Maybe I Should Just Shut Up And Go Away.” One of our most effective columnists, Paul Hollrah, who served twice on the Electoral College and beat the Democratic    ... MORE

Barry Farber: The Meddler In A Nursing Home

None of this is literally true; only in the important sense. A non-violent sadist loved to mess up people’s heads in nursing homes. He learned of one where he could score double-demolition with one visit. His two favorite targets resided on neighboring floors. First, he visited the retired World War II veterans, tired old men in their late 80s and mid-90s   ... MORE